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Artists Biographies Daniele Cestari was born in 1983. Following his studies at the liceo scientifico in his hometown, he completed a degree in Architecture and Urban Environment Planning. He lives and works in Ferrara. Cestari insists that one must understand his work, first and foremost, as that of ‘an architect who paints’. Having never undertaken any formal art training, Cestari renders onto the canvas his architectural passions – his fascination with the energy of the urban environment. His carefully crafted perspectives invite the viewer into the all-consuming momentum of the cityscape, alive with texture. The dynamism of Cestari’s loose brushstrokes and blurred canvases evoke the city as a living entity, constantly in flux. Yet they also lend his scenes a wonderful sense of opacity; keeping the observer at arm’s length, they are the perfect acknowledgment of the impersonal nature of the metropolis, with its hidden away existences and shuttered private lives. Cestari uses various mediums together - oils, pencils, acrylic and varnishes – to create a work as varied as the city itself. Often he begins his work with less than pristine canvases – old, degraded, stitched and imbued with their own history – and he works to unite these pre-existing traces into his work. For Cestari, we are the paintbrushes and pencils within our own cities, each footstep down a street adding to the history of traces left before. Louise Gibson was born in Edinburgh in 1985 and graduated from the Edinburgh College of Art in 2009. She is based in Edinburgh. Gibson works primarily with industrial polyester resin, combining found objects with sculpted casts to create intricate, innovative pieces. The ongoing preoccupation of Gibson’s work is people’s behaviour and their belongings; each of her sculptures is a testament to human interaction, both with one another and with the environment. Her newest sculptures work with specific, owned objects to convey something of the identity of their subjects, and to explore themes of possession and permanence. A specialist in site-specific and interactive projects, she was previously commissioned to create a collection of pieces inspired by the reconstruction and restoration of one of Scotland’s largest historic galleries, The Edinburgh Portrait Gallery. Alberto Zamboni was born in 1971 in Bologna, where he graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts and continues to live and work. His paintings have a beautiful, dreamlike quality – following shadowy figures, silhouetted and enigmatic, through imaginary landscapes. From the very start of his artistic career, Zamboni has been inspired by literature detailing ancient travels – Melville, Simenon - and he strives to capture a similar sense of odyssey in his work. Overflowing with atmosphere, Zamboni imbues his canvases with mysterious, almost magical property, enchanting his viewer into a quiet reverie.!

Summer Show 29 July – 3 September 2011

Daniele Cestari 1 First Light oil on canvas 100 x 100 cm 2011

£ 2750

2 Early Morning oil on canvas 60 x 60 cm 2011

£ 1750

3 Blu oil on canvas 60 x 60 cm 2011

£ 1750

Louise Gibson 4 Portrait of the People II, cross-section mixed media 121 x 121 x 6 cm 2011

£ 7500

5 Portrait of the People, cross-section mixed media 79 x 80 x 6 cm 2010

£ 4500

6 Portrait of the People III, cross-section mixed media 121 x 121 x 6 cm 2011

£ 6950

Alberto Zamboni 7 Figure in Contraluce oil on canvas 100 x 100 cm 2011

£ 4250

8 Fuori Orario oil on canvas 40 x 80 cm 2011

£ 2950

9 La Citta oil on canvas 40 x 80 cm 2011

£ 2950

10 Ovunque oil on canvas 120 x 160 cm 2009

£ 6500

11 Due in Contraluce oil on canvas 80 x 120 cm 2011

£ 4250

All works are available on receipt of invitation 49 Albemarle Street London W1S 4JR. +44 (0) 7957 346729 +44 (0) 20 74991616

Shine Artists 2011  

The Shine Artists Summer Show 2011, featuring works by Daniele Cestari, Louise Gibson and Alberto Zamboni.